krs wrote:galanter is truly, a disgusting human.
I disagree. His initial post pointed out that the south isn't the only bastion of racism and he is right. He also has correctly pointed out a lot of confirmation bias in much of the discussion of known and unknown evidence.
Where I've found disagreement is in the way he's weighted the evidence. I think Galanter has accepted GZ's story as fact and not applied the same sort of skepticism to it that he has to those who feel GZ is guilty of a crime. This is what I find troubling. And when presented with this, Galanter doubles down on his argument rather than re-examine from the neutral perspective he claims to embrace.
A lot of us have a problem admitting when we are wrong.
This case has been a mess from the get go and has only been complicated by the racial under- and overtones. At the end of the day, when you strip away the races of the two people involved, it still winds up being a fucked up situation in which an innocent, unarmed kid was killed and a retarded state law has given the defense a position to argue from, rather than a jail cell.
Galanter may ultimately be vindicated because the SYG law is that fucked up. But I don't believe the facts as we know them to date support his argument.